ALA Pre-Budget Submission 2020-21

The ALA Pre-Budget Submission makes 12 key recommendations to the Commonwealth government including outlining the case for a Lifelong Learning Policy and the need for a National Adult Literacy Strategy that prioritises language, literacy and numeracy in various contexts, including

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ALA webinar: Designing engaging learning experiences

This webinar explores the key ingredients that make for an engaging learning environment, including ensuring relevance, focussing on growth and progress rather than just achievement, building a positive learning culture and developing learner’s self-efficacy At the end of this session,

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You’re invited to the Smart Learning Cities Forum

Australian Learning Communities Network, RMIT University and Adult Learning Australia are hosting the Smart Learning Cities forum.
For details: https://ala.asn.au/youre-invited-to-the-smart-learning-cities-forum/

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ALA LLN webinar: Validation of ACSF assessment resources

This webinar is for adult language, literacy and numeracy practitioners to come together and look at aspects of quality language, literacy and numeracy assessment. It provides an excellent opportunity to gain external validation of tasks mapped to the Australian Core

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ALA webinar: Keeping it simple – language, literacy and numeracy assessment

Effective testing underpins the succcessful delivery of language, literacy and numeracy learning programs, yet it is often poorly implemented. At this webinar, Rachel will highlight how the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) provides a contemporary structure for the identification of

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ALA webinar: The principles of adult learning

principles of adult learning

Back by popular demand! Following the success of this session last year, Cheméne is back to present her take on the Principles of Adult Learning. In this interactive webinar, Chemène re-defines the principles of adult learning and provides strategies on

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ALA webinar: Understanding and addressing specific learning disorders

Jigsaw puzzle of the mind

Up to 20% of the population are impacted by specific learning disorders (SLDs) such as Dyslexia and auditory processing disorders. Although not currently researched in Australia, the number of students accessing adult learning programs with SLDs would appear to be

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ALA webinar: Matching your teaching style to different learning levels

Adult educators need to be flexible and be able to adapt and accommodate different learning levels. At this webinar, Rachel will highlight classroom interaction patterns, delivery methodology, activities and teaching resources that can impact on the way adults learn and

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ALA webinar: Supporting low literacy learners using the ACSF

At this webinar, Rachel will focus on how to ensure adult learners with low language, literacy and numeracy are supported through the use of the Australian Core Skills Framework tasks to develop and extend their engagement with their learning content.

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AEGT 2020 conference – Save the date

AEGT 2020 logo

Join Adult Learning Australia on the beautiful campus of the University of British Columbia for this unique multi-organisation research conference featuring presentations by scholars from throughout the world. Details: https://ala.asn.au/aegt-2020-conference-save-the-date/

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ALA LLN webinar: Validation of ACSF assessment resources

This webinar is for adult language, literacy and numeracy practitioners to come together and look at aspects of quality language, literacy and numeracy assessment. It provides an excellent opportunity to gain external validation of tasks mapped to the Australian Core

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ALA webinar: Managing challenging behaviours

Challenging behaviours

Behaviours that pose challenges to adult educators can impact on a learner’s capacity to engage. Developing relationships that lead to positive outcomes,can form the basis for helping adults learn how to learn. In order for adult educators to create safe

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ALA LLN webinar: Validation of ACSF assessment resources

This webinar is for adult language, literacy and numeracy practitioners to come together and look at aspects of quality language, literacy and numeracy assessment. It provides an excellent opportunity to gain external validation of tasks mapped to the Australian Core

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Adult Learning Australia is seeking a Business Development Officer

ALA is offering an exciting opportunity for an experienced individual who can work in a fast-paced community environment to help generate new and sustainable business opportunities for both ALA and our newly formed Foundation, Learning Changes Lives. You will need

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Adult Learning Australia Statement on the Australian Bushfires

Adult Learning Australia (ALA) acknowledges the devastating impact the Australian bushfires have had and are still having on our community, ecology and economy. People have perished, businesses, homes and stock have been lost, and more than 1 billion wildlife are

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Submission to the Australian Government regarding the National Agreement for Skills and Workforce Development (NASWD)

Submission to the Australian Government regarding the National Agreement for Skills and Workforce Development (NASWD) Adult Learning Australia (ALA) and Neighbourhood Houses Victoria submission into the National Agreement for Skills and Workforce Development. The review of the Agreement examines how

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New issue of Australian Journal of Adult Learning out now!

Volume 59, Number 3, November 2019 Close, yet so far apart: Bridging social movement theory with popular education Kai A. Heidemann Learning by participating in social movements: Ethnographic research in Madrid (Spain) Héctor S. Melero & Inés Gil-Jaurena Here we

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Clever countries look beyond the usual suspects

Clever country

We should be a clever country but some of us are not getting a ‘fair go’. Despite the increasingly fashionable use of the term ‘lifelong learning’ in everything from discussions of kindergartens to higher education, we seem to have conveniently

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ALA Podcast: What is good governance?

Good governance is all about setting up effective processes to make and implement decisions. It’s important for community-based not for profits to have the strategies they need to ensure good governance processes are in place. In this session, our facilitator

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ALA webinar: Understanding family violence – a webinar for adult and community educators

The Royal Commission report on Family Violence was handed down two years ago and highlighted the fact that family violence can touch the lives of us all and that it exists across all communities and in many forms. Adult and

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